Working only three or four days per week to reduce stress and maintain or even increase productivity. And get paid a salary that is based on working five days per week. It almost sounds to be too good to be true. Is the work less, reduce stress, increase productivity idea viable?
A positive work culture creates a win-win situation: less stress and increased productivity. However, many companies have developed a negative work culture in the face of ruthless competition. A negative work culture leads to the opposite of what is intended: more stress and less productivity.
Stress at work is something that almost everybody will experience during his professional career. Work demands, problems with clients or colleagues, or job insatisfaction in general all evoke stress. But what is stress exactly, and how can you best protect yourself from stress at work?
Symptoms of stress are important signs that you should slow down. Recognizing stress symptoms early is essentially the first step to prevent burnout or disease. So how do you know when you're under stress? What are the signals of your body that let you know that it is time to slam the breaks?
Stress is usually considered as something bad, as a thing that can make you sick. But did you know that stress can also be something good, and could even help you advance in your career? Good stress management is essential: keep control, and let your stress help you dealing with problems at work!